GeoServer : GeoServer Incubation Status
This page last changed on Mar 01, 2013 by jive.
The format of this document is provided by the incubation committee, we are hosting it on our wiki with the rest of our incubation materials.
IncCom Document Number: X (no idea what this is for)
Version: 1.1 (this is the template we are working from)
The project representative and mentor will use this template to inform the IncCom of the project status on a periodic basis. The state of the project, as reported using this template, will be the initial indication that a project is reaching graduation.
IncCom : Short form of Incubation Committee
Has the project been approved for incubation by the OSGeo board?
Has an Incubation Mentor been assigned to the project?
Yes, Landon Blake
Note, for each of the following it isn't necessary to move to foundation infrastructure, but if you aren't a reason should be provided.
Has the projectname.osgeo.org domain been populated with the projects web presence?
A direct link to http://geoserver.org/ is used from the main OSGeo.org home page.
This website has long been associated with the GeoServer project.
Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?
It is not, we make use of the Jira issue tracker hosted at CodeHaus: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOS
By hosting at CodeHaus was are easily able to transition issues to/from the GeoTools project.
Is the OSGeo mailing list manager (http://lists.osgeo.org/) being used for the project?
No, we have a long standing SourceForge email list.
Is the OSGeo SVN being used for the project?
No, the world has moved on to git (specifically github in this case https://github.com/geoserver )
Are binary and source downloads available from http://download.osgeo.org ?
We make use of SourceForge download services, in part for their replication to download servers
Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
Both a source forge email list is in active use (and to a lesser extent Stack Exchange). We also note a number of international GeoServer email lists are available.
The issue tracker is also considered an user support mechanism.
indicate the available user support mechanisms, and whether they seem to be functioning well (are getting used and get answers).
They seem to be functioning well, we like the idea of using stack exchange to only an answer a question once.
We are increasingly seeing GeoServer bundled by other projects, which is taking some communication
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
Yes. The list of members is included in our documentation on the functioning of the psc.
At the time of writing:
The GeoServer project has participation from a number of organisations, the PSC has effective representation/control for the project.
Our PSC representation is balanced from a wide range of organisations and experience (developer and user). We will continue to approach the user-list for direct involvement at this level of the project.
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
Yes, please see the psc page of our developer documentation.
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
The complete list is on our github members page. We have 22 comitters listed, and more developers making contributions via github pull requests.
At the time of writing:
Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?
Yes, logo is included on our home page.
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
We have an existing visual web presence.
Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?
Yes - please see GeoServer Provenance Review
Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?
Any issues that prevent the release of the GeoServer project have been addressed.
The GeoServer Provenance Review page has links to the individual issues.
At the time of writing there were three interesting issues left, none of which prevent the release of the project:
Are Commiter Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?
Code contribution is covered (in depth) by our developers manual (see comitting).
We have a code contribution agreement (from the wiki) which is now copied over to the developers guide.
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